Green-lipped mussel is a nutritional supplement from a New Zealand-native variety of mussels. It contains omega-3 fatty acids with properties that are anti-inflammatory and joint-protective. Evidence suggests that if taken with paracetamol or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), it may be of some use to people with osteoarthritis. It is not effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

The difference between standard fish oil and green-lipped mussel oil

Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines and albacore tuna are standard fish oil products. Such oily sources contain two groups of omega-3 fatty acids, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA). These fishes are often contaminated from all over the world because of the quality of the water that surrounds them. The distinction with green-lipped mussels from New Zealand is that they come from some of the world's cleanest waters. While they are also rich in EPA and DHA omega-3 fatty acids, they are a particularly powerful source of a special omega-3 fatty acid called Eicosatetraenoic Acid, or ETA.

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to decrease inflammation by inhibiting lipoxygenase and cyclooxygenase, two inflammatory enzymes in the body. ETA, however, takes further action on its anti-inflammatory properties at the DNA level to reduce inflammation; the most rooted omega-3s can go. Another notable superpower ETA has diminished the development of arachidonic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid, which helps the body to create inflammation. The way ETA does this is by eating the enzyme, delta-5-desaturase, or d5d, resulting in cellular-level production of EPA instead of Arachidonic Acid.

Advantages of mussel oils

  • For athletes

Green-lipped musk was an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids that can help to reduce inflammation during workouts and sports. In general, it is strongly recommended for athletes to address the issue of joint pain, so taking GLX3 regularly means that as a result of your athletic activities you are constantly battling any inflammation.

  • For arthritis or other joint pain

Mussel oil consists of just three all-natural ingredients— New Zealand's green-lipped mussel oil, New Zealand's olive oil, and vitamin E oil. We only build our product on these high-quality ingredients to allow consumers of all ages to provide optimum assistance with swollen, sore, and rigid joints. Daily use of the supplement will help preserve joint comfort and mobility, and there is no reason to worry about placing harmful toxins in your body because there are no artificial ingredients. It is an optimum bone and joint health supplement that helps the body to repair and reconstruct damaged cartilage naturally.

  • ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a prevalent ailment that affects teens, children, and even adults. Current treatment focuses on behavioral therapy, changes in diet, and when prescription medication is not adequate. Many parents are concerned about drug therapy because stimulants are often chosen as the class of medications. These medicines have side effects and can increase blood pressure, repress appetite, and often have undesirable effects on personality.

Natural treatments are often sought to help offer a competitive edge to one. Studies have shown that people with ADHD tend to have lower blood levels of essential fatty acids. Therapy with this is considered as a result. Mussels can be useful in reducing ADHD children's hyperactivity and inattention. This analysis is consistent with other research, including a study of meta-analysis that supports the benefit of essential fatty acids in treating people with symptoms of ADHD. This supplement is often considered attributable to the overall safety profile of mussels.

Mussels as a secret answer to sustainable aquaculture

Mussels are natural filter feeders that eliminate organic matter particles from the waterways. In lakes over-enriched with nitrogen and phosphorus, their natural filtering power can be used to strain pollutants and thus enhance water quality. Through filtering their wastewater, Mussels might also help to reduce the environmental effects of fish farms.

In addition, in 2013, Swedish scientists discovered an efficient way to remove mussels from their shells by turning them into a liquid state, allowing for more productive use of mussels as feed-in potential aquaculture. Crucian carp is an omnivore species and does not need the same type of protein as carnivorous fish. Induced foraging means that the fish is beginning to look for food, and this may indicate that the fish may become accustomed to eating mussels, even though it is not part of their natural diet.

Mussels inspire new technologies that can help purify water and clean up spills of oil

The mussel oil market is witnessing a high demand for biopharmaceuticals because of the anti-inflammatory properties conveyed by the bioactive compounds in the oil. Mussels are maritime stowaways known for destroying boat hulls, but for their adhesive properties, they have widespread engineering applications. They suggest that muscle thread chemistry encourages innovative engineering that tackles a wide range of issues, ranging from cleaning up spills of oil to water treatment. Several mussel-inspired innovations are already underway.

A group of Chinese researchers has developed a universal red blood cell that can be recognized by individuals of any type of blood that works by using mussel-inspired coatings to shield the cell from the detection of the body's immune system (and to avoid the resulting destructive immune response). Mussels also prompted progress in water purification technology. A polymerized dopamine is the production of advanced materials capable of removing heavy metals, organic pollutants, and pathogens from wastewater and easily attached to these contaminants or other items with such capture properties.

 

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